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HDMI technology transmits crystal-clear digital video, multi-channel surround audio, and advanced control data through a single cable. One HDMI cable can replace as many as eleven older cables, making your entertainment system easier to connect and easier to upgrade. You won’t find that level of elegant simplicity in any other connection.
Unlike older cables, an HDMI connection transmits uncompressed audio-video data in 100 percent digital form. That adds up to world-class viewing experience, with pixel-for-pixel video accuracy and audiophile-quality sound.
1080p and beyond - HDMI is built to accommodate extremely high-resolution video, with bandwidth to spare for the next generation of HD equipment.
System intelligence - HDMI-connected components have the ability to query each other’s capabilities and automatically adjust themselves for optimal viewing. A TV and a DVD player, for example, can auto-negotiate settings like resolution and aspect ratio.
The HDMI Specification includes many advanced functions that are helping to change the way we experience home theater – now and in the future. Some of these optional features include:
- 3D support for immersive movies and gaming
- Higher resolutions, like 1440p and 4K
- Faster refresh rates, like 120Hz.
- Deep Color, taking the HDTV palette from millions to trillions of colors.
- Ethernet connectivity, allowing connected devices to share an Internet connection.
HDMI technology is the de-facto standard for connecting HD equipment. Virtually every TV, AV receiver, DVR, Blu-ray Disc player, and set-top box sold today comes standard with at least one HDMI connection. You’ll also find HDMI connectors on a growing list of other products including multimedia PCs, laptops and netbooks, gaming consoles, camcorders, digital still cameras, and mobile devices, giving you even more options on how you connect to the expanding universe of HD entertainment.